KingKaiju wrote:Ultraman's never really appealed to me. But I've always ehard that Ultra Q is more Twighlight Zone and Traditional Kaiju. I'm contemplating getting that new steel book from Mill Creek, but I've only seen a few clips from the actual show. Coming from folks who have more knowledge of this series, is that something that would be worth the buy for someone who's just looking for a solid kaiju/horror show, as opposed to the kaiju superhero show that the Ultraman series seems to be?
While I would recommend it, I'd be cautious about the Twilight Zone
comparison; it's not really in the same tone, and the stories aren't nearly as dramatically or thematically compelling.
I do think The Outer Limits
is probably the better comparison than The Twilight Zone
. But I certainly wouldn't say Q can't be dramatically or thematically compelling. A fair number of episodes like Kanegon's Cocoon
, 1/8 People
, Open Up!
and a few others deal with then-and-still relevant themes that I'd call compelling. And even those that don't deal with any real themes per se still manage to be entertaining sci-fi stories most of the time. I imagine the original Twilight Zone
had it's fair share of clunkers.
But no, if you're a fan of classic Toho monster movies from the 50s - 60s, there's no reason you wouldn't enjoy the show at least in doses.